January 20th, 2011
Russell âButchâ Ervin
Jan. 18, 2011
NAPPANEE â Russell âButchâ Ervin, 72, Nappanee, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 at Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis.
He is survived by his wife, Marianne Ervin; daughters, Brenda Ervin of Brownsburg and Beth (Donny) Sample of Goshen; a granddaughter; brother, Kenton (Jill) Ervin of Nappanee; and a brother-in-law, Kent Beehler of New Paris.
Visitation will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 and one hour prior to services Sunday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, 950 N. Main St., Nappanee.
PLYMOUTH â What started as a prank by two former students has pushed the Plymouth School Corporation into high gear to develop a policy on social networking outside of the classroom.
Two former band students sculpted a 7-foot high snow creation in the front yard of Plymouth band director Bryan Amesâ Knox home. The risque statue depicted a part of the male anatomy.
PLYMOUTH â Projects at two county bridges continue to proceed as planned.
Jeff Million of DLZ â construction manager for the reconstruction of the 13th Road bridge â reported to the Marshall County Commissioner that the project was finally making headway after some initial difficulties. Pile driving for the piers had been a problem for crews.
The Rev. Thomas Erskine Haynes, the pastor at St. Elizabethâs in Culver, was ordained an Episcopal priest in a service at the Academies Memorial Chapel January 14. Attending were 170 people and 20 of those were clergy. Many of those attending were from regional churches, and different faith traditions were represented.
Itâs the talk on Facebook, Twitter, between co-workers, friends and even family members. The battle lines have been drawn for what is being hailed as one of the most explosive games in NFL history when, for the first time in 70 years, two North Division rivals square off for their chance to represent the NFC in the battle for the coveted Super Bowl XLV championship title: The Chicago Bears vs the Green Bay Packers; Jay Cutler vs Aaron Rodgers and in Knox, Noelle Patrick vs Joshua Shepherd. Patrick and brother-in-law Shepherd are die-hard fans: Patrick for the Bears and Shepherd for Green Bay.
CULVER â Back in November, Culver Community High School teacher and Student Council sponsor Tina Stacy wasnât sure the Council, even with its best efforts, could reach its goal towards Disney World trips for Culverâs two Make-A-Wish children, Chloe Hough and Chris Webb, Jr., with the holidays approaching and the recession in full swing.
PLYMOUTH â It may be possible that work at Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver will begin before the spring thaw.
Marshall County and the Town of Culver agreed to undertake the replacement of the outlet pipe on the lake hoping that replacement would take place during the fall when the lake levels are low. Permits for the work could not be secured and it was thought that the work would have to wait for the 2011 fall season.
PLYMOUTH â Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter has made it official â he plans to seek re-election.
The mayor made the announcement in a special release Tuesday night that he plans to officially announce his bid for re-election Thursday morning at 7 a.m. when he is scheduled to address the Marshall County Republican Party at their monthly breakfast meeting at Christos Family Restaurant on North Michigan Street in Plymouth.
Senter is in the final year of his first term as Mayor of Plymouth.
May 18, 1931 âÂ Jan. 17, 2011
ELKHART âÂ Chester W. Miller, age 79, a resident of Elkhart, passed away of natural causes Monday, Jan. 17, 2011 at 3:55 p.m. in St. Joseph Regional Medical Center of South Bend.
Chester was born the son of Ralph Miller and Ruth Felter Miller in Bourbon, May 18, 1931 and graduated from Bourbon High School in the class of 1949. He also enjoyed old cars, motorcycles, tractors, airplanes and most anything with a motor or that was mechanical.
LAKEVILLE â Fourpeat defending girls champion Oregon-Davis scuffled its way to a double-digit victory, while OD shooter Zach Richie was sidelined with the flu as the LaVille Lancers beat their guests by a lopsided 80-42 margin, and the Lady Bobcats survived 67-56 in first-round TCU Bi-County Basketball Tournament action Tuesday at Dale E. Cox Gymnasium.
Class A, No. 4 Lady Bobcats 67, Lady Lancers 56
Class A No. 4 Oregon-Davis got out-boarded by 15 and clanked its way to a 14-of-31 disaster from the charity stripe...and still won by double figures.